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It’s Not Me. It’s You. But You Didn’t Hear That From Me.

As a mother, teacher, and wife I feel like I have spent my entire life repeating and/or explaining what I just said.  Even when our family of three is sitting at the dinner table, and ostensibly paying attention, I find myself having to say things twice.

Even our dog, Wonderbutt, looks at me like I’m talking Whale whenever I call him.

Wonderbutt Sticks Out His Tongue

Obviously, I have some kind of speech impediment that precludes anyone’s ability to hear me correctly.

So, when my friend told me the other day that she was going to get her hearing tested soon because she is having problems, I was flabbergasted.

“Are you kidding?” I asked.

“No.  Hearing problems run in my family, and I’ve been having a lot of trouble hearing people lately.”

“That can’t be right,” I said.

“What do you mean?”

“I’ve spent 6 hours with you today, and not once have you made me repeat myself.  You’ve never said, ‘What?’ or even ignored me.”

“Well, you have a voice that really projects,” she said.

How is this possible?  THE ONLY PERSON THAT UNDERSTANDS EVERYTHING I SAY THE FIRST TIME I SAY IT IS SUFFERING A HEARING LOSS?!!!!

Maybe I need to adjust my frequency or something.

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